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Estate Planning For Blended Florida Families

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

A significant majority of U.S. families are blended in this day and age. Marriages are more likely to end than they once were, leading to more stepfamilies and nontraditional living situations. When it comes to estate planning, however, the law has not necessarily caught up with the evolution of the ‘average’ U.S. family, and… Read More »

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Holographic and Nuncupative Wills in Florida

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

Preparing a will is often a simple matter for the average person, especially if they do not have very many assets to convey. However, not everyone chooses to enlist an attorney to help them create their wills, even though they arguably should. Sometimes individuals will choose to either handwrite their wills or even dictate… Read More »

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What Type Of Trust Is Right For Your Situation?

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

When a person is thinking about estate planning, very often they will entertain the possibility of establishing a trust to help disburse their assets, particularly if they want to avoid probate. However, there are several different types of trusts that can be established under Florida law, and without the right legal help, you may… Read More »

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Exploding Myths About Florida Estate Planning

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

Estate planning can be a complex and intimidating endeavor for anyone, regardless of how much wealth they have (or do not have). Too many people try to do it themselves, instead of relying on the advice of a legal professional. Because there is so much information out there, though, the average person can be… Read More »

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Does A Single Person Need Estate Planning?

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau states that in 2018, there were approximately 110.6 million unmarried people in the country, with 63 percent of them never having been married. Given the lack of family, it can be understandable as a single person to assume that estate planning is unnecessary; after all, many single people… Read More »

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What Does Having A Florida Domicile Mean For Me?

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

Many people come to Florida for visits, or choose to stay for part of the year, but return to other states when the weather changes. Some, however, choose to stay. While one is not required to officially become a Florida resident, if someone does choose to legally adopt Florida as their domicile, it may… Read More »

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Florida Estate Planning Evolves As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

The law must evolve in order to truly serve the people it governs, and since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, legal professionals are beginning to look for ways to change things to make things easier for their clients. One way has been in estate planning – even before the onset of the pandemic,… Read More »

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Florida Probate & Prenuptial Agreements

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

For a variety of reasons, more and more couples in Florida are executing prenuptial agreements before they marry. Prenuptial agreements, often called ‘prenups,’ can serve as contracts between the spouses, disposing of potential future issues like asset disposition and alimony in the event of a divorce. However, they may also deal with probate-related issues… Read More »

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The Role of a Personal Representative in Probate

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

When a loved one passes away, a personal representative (PR, also called an executor) is needed to oversee the disbursement of their assets and debts to their heirs, and carry out numerous other duties relating to probate. If you have been named PR of an estate, you are now duty-bound to carry out the… Read More »

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The Florida Elective Share Statute

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

In order to protect the surviving spouse of a person who passes away in Florida, the state has what is called an elective share statute, granting the surviving spouse a share of their deceased spouse’s estate so the surviving spouse is not disinherited. Florida law states that the surviving spouse is entitled to an… Read More »

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